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Illegal gatherings in a school marquee condemned by South Ribble Police

Posted on - 9th December, 2020 - 10:13am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Leyland, Preston News, South Ribble News
A CCTV image of potential offenders. Pic: South Ribble Police

South Ribble Police have been made aware that a group of males and females have been attending the Junior Methodist School on Canberra Road in Leyland.

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They have been gathering over the weekends in the evening until the early hours of the morning.

Another CCTV image of someone attending the marquee. Pic: South Ribble Police

The group have been causing damage to a marquee that has been build behind the school for the children’s educational needs.

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It is also being transformed into Santa’s Grotto this week, so pupils of the school can meet Santa.

Sadly, the group have caused substantial damage to the marquee and furniture, leaving empty alcohol bottles, drug paraphernalia, cigarette ends and gas canisters.

A picture of the rubbish left behind. Pic: South Ribble Police

A child’s scooter has also been stolen, and this incident has been captured on CCTV.

As a result of the groups actions, children have been unable to learn in the marquee as equipment has been broken and the area has had to be deep cleaned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Their actions have put the planned visit from Santa this week in jeopardy.

Over the coming days there will be a high visible presence from South Ribble Police in the area.

Residents have taken to social media to express their disgust at the actions of the group, labelling them ‘disrespectful’ and ‘disgusting.’

CCTV and local enquiries are currently being investigated, and if anybody has information regarding this, or can identify any of the people in the pictures, please email here.

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